Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2015 / 07:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state marriage laws. “Various agencies of the Executive Branch” are effectively, if not intentionally, trying “to circumvent state laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” wrote Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco in a letter to Sen. Ted Cruz … [Read more...]

A Presidents Day reminder: rights are a gift from God

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2015 / 05:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Past presidents have seen God and religion as an inherent part of Americans’ rights and freedoms, according to a Presidents Day commercial from the Knights of Columbus. “The idea that our rights come from God and that religion has a role to play in our nation’s public life is not partisan or sectarian, it is quintessentially American,” Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, said Feb. … [Read more...]

In sight of the nation’s capitol, a massive Bible museum underway

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2015 / 04:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases from the Vatican, officials for the project revealed last week. “When we introduced the Museum of the Bible, the first place we introduced it was at the (Vatican) Embassy here in Washington, D.C., for a private gathering,” the president of the museum Cary Summers told reporters at the official … [Read more...]

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a website

Austin, Texas, Feb 15, 2015 / 04:05 am (CNA).- It is hard to ignore the fact that religious intolerance has reached a boiling point the world over in the past year or so. The radical-Islamic groups ISIS and Boko Haram have become notorious for killing and persecuting Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and Africa respectively. Anti-Semitism in parts of Europe is at its highest point since World War II, with violent incidents against Jews doubling in countries like France and … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 14, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system. The moratorium “will remain in effect until the governor has received and reviewed the forthcoming report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment,” Wolf's … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 14, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system. The moratorium “will remain in effect until the governor has received and reviewed the forthcoming report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment,” Wolf's … [Read more...]

Marriage is what brings us together today, bishop says

Buffalo, N.Y., Feb 14, 2015 / 07:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beyond boxed chocolates and Valentine cards, authentic married love is a gift and blessing that brings unity to society, and it deserves support and protection, said a New York bishop. Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, who heads the U.S. bishops’ committee on marriage and family life, called on his fellow bishops “to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage and to affirm and support engaged and married … [Read more...]


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